Friday, December 28, 2012

Friday Links!

Leading off this week, from Sean Redlitz, a NY Times article that includes additional depth as a media presentation. It's a tremendous piece of work, as well as a tragic story: Snow Fall: The Avalance at Tunnel Creek.

From Eric Higgins-Freese, and this is simply incredible: MIT discovers a new state of matter, a new kind of magnetism. Also, and this is very entertaining speculation, it's Crazy far--to the stars, that is. Will we ever get crazy enough to go?. One more, and this is not in reference to a specific article, just an excellent blog: It's Okay To Be Smart..and Other Interestingness.

From Yacine Salmi, and this is very cool: Drone made of Lego takes flight.

From J.R. Parnell, and this is a wonderful story and series of images: LA’s original subway.

From Sirius, and this a fascinating article: Mommy, what's a cephalophore?. Hint: it has to do with heads.

From The Edwin Garcia Links Machine, and what a discovery, it's World's Oldest Wooden Water Wells Discovered. Also, and these are tremendous, it's Celebrating Las Posadas With Villancicos.

From Aaron Daily, a card trick that even stumped Penn & Teller: Penn and Teller Fool Us - Shawn Farquhar.

From Steven Davis, and these are utterly amazing: New Trampled Snow Art from Simon Beck.

From Griffin Cheng, and this video absolutely stupefied Eli 11.4: Amazing Norwegian Kicker Can Put a Football Anywhere He Wants.

Math nerds, take note: Ramanujan's Mock Modular Forms: Indian Mathematician's Dream Conjecture Finally Proven. Proven over 90 years later!

That's it for the holiday links edition. We're always a little light this week, traditionally.

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